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  • Noland, Marcus (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013-02)
    The new leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, appears to be fostering a new political enthusiasm for reform. Is this all theatrics? Or does it signify a substantive policy shift? Reform is possible: Kim Jong-un may have the ...
  • Feng, Wang (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2011-07)
    During the closing decades of the twentieth century, much of the world witnessed a substantial increase in economic and social inequalities. Following a period of "growth with equity" that featured economic growth and ...
  • Fesharaki, Fereidun; Clark, Allen L.; Duangchai Intarapravich (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    The demand for energy is growing faster in the Asia-Pacific region than anywhere else in the world, driven by the region's rapid economic growth and increasing population. Faced with booming electricity needs but fearful ...
  • Kabutaulaka, Tarcisius Tara (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    A heightened sense of vulnerability to terror has touched every part of the world, including the Pacific Islands, and has linked small nations to large in new ways. Since the September 11 tragedy, concern has risen that ...
  • Rambo, A. Terry (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1997)
    The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro made global "sustainable development" an international rallying cry. But after five years of international conventions, intensified scientific research, and large infusions of money, ...
  • Poffenberger, Mark; Smith-Hanssen, Kathryn (Honolulu : East-West Center, 2009-10)
    Loss of the world's forests contributes an estimated 17 percent to all global greenhouse gas emissions, creating both a major challenge and an opportunity for international climate change agreements. In response, global ...
  • Ernst, Dieter; He, Jiacheng (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    China has the resources, the means, and the motivation to be a central player in the global e-commerce industry but is lagging far behind other countries in terms of market size and scope. Particularly significant is the ...
  • Montes, Manuel F. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    The economic crisis in Asia is not an "Asian" crisis. The conditions that precipitated it are by no means unique to the region. They have their roots in badly managed government liberalization of the financial sector, ...
  • Korten, Frances F. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1993)
    With environmental problems and hard currency shortages increasing across Asia, many are promoting a joint solution: massive lending by multilateral development banks for environmental projects. The banks have responded ...
  • Brown, Tim (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic began relatively late in Asia and, so far, HIV infections have not reached the high levels experienced in other parts of the world. Yet behaviors that increase the risk of transmitting HIV are not ...
  • Fox, Jefferson (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    For decades, international lenders, agencies, and foundations as well as national and local governments have spent millions of dollars trying to modernize the traditional practices of farmers in many mountainous areas ...
  • Westley, Sidney B.; Choe, Minja Kim (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2007)
    The preference for sons has deep social, economic, and cultural roots in many East and South Asian societies. Historically, son preference has resulted in unusually high death rates for female infants and girls. Over ...
  • McNally, Christopher A. (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013-02)
    The US model of free-market capitalism has been a dominant force in the post-communist world order, setting the agenda for economic governance and development. That supremacy, however, was severely tarnished by the 2008 ...
  • Siddiqi, Toufiq A. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    India and Pakistan have had volatile relations ever since they became independent of Britain in 1947. Frequent hostility has stifled cooperation between the two countries and inhibited development in the region. Recently, ...
  • Baker, Richard W. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    Indonesia has emerged as the most serious casualty of Asia's financial turmoil. Until recently hailed as a model of successful economic growth, Indonesia is facing a grave crisis which is, in the most fundamental sense, ...
  • Schwarz, Adam (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    Indonesia, the fourth largest country in the world and a leader in Southeast Asia, is still largely unknown to most Americans. Yet, as a key player in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum Indonesia has had a central ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K.; Retherford, Robert D.; Smith, Kirk R. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    Air pollution in big cities gets headlines, but in many rural areas of developing countries indoor air pollution is an even more serious health problem. Long-term exposure to smoke from cooking indoors with wood, animal ...
  • Burkett, Maxine (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2011-01)
    As the effects of climate change intensify, time is running out for millions living in Asia Pacific coastal and island communities. Many will be forced to leave their homes within the next half-century because of increased ...
  • Alagappa, Muthiah (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    International response to recent nuclear tests by India and Pakistan have been dominated by two policy frameworks: one rooted in considerations of the non-proliferation regime and the other in the belief that the Indo-Pakistani ...
  • Ernst, Dieter (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    Because of the speed, flexibility, and efficiency that it offers, the Internet has become the means for conducting growing numbers of transactions between suppliers and large international corporations. In this way, the ...
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